The whole thing is terribly unpleasant. We have been subjected to decades of Clinton scandals and allegations of corruption. As a result, a very normal reaction would be to experience what has been called “Clinton Fatigue.” Its symptoms include thoughts of “not again” whenever one of them turns up on television. These two people have rammed themselves down Americans’ throats for so long, that for many, just their appearance is nauseating.
Can they both really be such extreme “attention whores?” Apparently so, and it looks like we’re stuck with them, partly due to the mainstream press that virtually falls prostrate at their feet. The whole Clinton experience could be turned into a low-budget B horror movie that would be best shown on Friday the thirteenth. Antacid tablets provided free with ticket.
Nevertheless, it looks like Hillary just took another step closer to getting her day in court. Remember the Benghazi tragedy? A federal judge has just ordered the State Department to search its email archives for emails responsive to Judicial Watch’s FOIA lawsuit seeking such emails associated with Benghazi. Judicial Watch is relentless in its pursuit of justice, and it’s clear that Hillary and her associates are directly in this law firm’s sights.
“Judicial Watch announced that on August 8, 2017, D.C. District Court Judge Amit P. Mehta ordered the State Department ‘to search the state.gov e-mail accounts of Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills, and Jacob Sullivan,’ former aides of Hillary Clinton during her tenure as Secretary of State. The State Department is ordered to search in those accounts ‘for records responsive to [Judicial Watch’s] March 4, 2015, FOIA [Freedom of Information Act] request.’ (A separate Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit first broke open the Clinton email scandal.)”
Criminals need to be prosecuted no matter how boring or tedious they might be. And if Hillary turns out to have committed the offenses as alleged, then she needs her day in court. The problem is this would no doubt turn into a media circus similar to the Michael Jackson and O. J. Simpson trials. Other than seeing an alleged career criminal finally receive justice, it’s nothing to look forward to.
This judge is not playing games, but is taking this matter very seriously, which is more bad news for Hillary.
“Judge Mehta described Judicial Watch’s Clinton Benghazi FOIA lawsuit as ‘a far cry from a typical FOIA case. Secretary Clinton used a private e-mail server, located in her home, to transmit and receive work-related communications during her tenure as Secretary of State.’ Further:
“[I]f an e-mail did not involve any state.gov user, the message would have passed through only the Secretary’s private server and, therefore, would be beyond the immediate reach of State. Because of this circumstance, unlike the ordinary case, State could not look solely to its own records systems to adequately respond to [Judicial Watch’s] demand.
“[The State Department] has not, however, searched the one records system over which it has always had control and that is almost certain to contain some responsive records: the state.gov e-mail server. If Secretary Clinton sent an e-mail about Benghazi to Abedin, Mills, or Sullivan at his or her state.gov e-mail address, or if one of them sent an e-mail to Secretary Clinton using his or her state.gov account, then State’s server presumably would have captured and stored such an e-mail. Therefore, State has an obligation to search its own server for responsive records.”
That doesn’t leave much room for doubt or for equivocation on the part of the State Department. This judge could hardly be more plain.
And lest one might allege that this is all the result of some right-wing law firm playing politics, that is clearly not the case. Not at all. And anyone making such a claim is either ignorant of the facts, just plain ignorant, or is engaging in a program of deliberate obfuscation. Just take note of this:
“‘This major court ruling may finally result in more answers about the Benghazi scandal – and Hillary Clinton’s involvement in it – as we approach the attack’s fifth anniversary,’ said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. ‘It is remarkable that we had to battle both the Obama and Trump administrations to break through the State Department’s Benghazi stonewall. Why are Secretary Tillerson and Attorney General Sessions wasting taxpayer dollars protecting Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration?'”
So much for the idea that Judicial Watch only initiates litigation against those on the left. Such a suggestion is absurd.
“Judicial Watch asked a federal court to compel the Trump State Department to undertake a thorough search of all emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton regarding the terrorist attack on Benghazi, including those of Clinton’s closest advisors. Judicial Watch also specifically asked the court to compel the agency to produce all records of communications between Clinton and top aide Jake Sullivan relating to Ambassador Susan Rice’s appearance on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ the Sunday following the 2012 Benghazi massacre.”
Looking back over Hillary’s tenure as secretary of state, and what we learned not only during that awful period, but in the time subsequent to it, one’s thoughts are drawn to a case that was tried in 1931 where the defendant put on an air indicating he thought he was too big to be brought to justice. He reportedly sat in the defendant’s chair acting cocky, seemingly carefree as the case proceeded. Then what was happening dawned on him. He was not going to beat the rap, and his cocky attitude turned to rage. And with that, Al Capone was sentenced to eleven years in federal prison.
Hillary has an air of cockiness, and displays an attitude that indicates she thinks that even having to address questions of her integrity is beneath her.
Of course, she has not been indicted, let alone convicted of anything. Yet. However, like Mr. Capone, her time may come.
The only question is whether the real story will be better than the inevitable movie.